Is it break time yet?

2015-03-05 06:22

That mouth-fully-open yawn that tends to leave you in a stupor; followed by another half-baked one! This one cracks open those tear-valves and you’re watery eyed in seconds. How long will this go on, you wonder. Fiddling with your pen doesn’t seem to do any justice anymore. Well, honestly, it has seen worse days. It has been chewed on innumerable times, dropped to the floor almost every other day and on random occasions; it has taken part in pointless scribbling galores on virtually all the desks and books that have come your way.

It’s been a wild, yet amazing journey into 2015; that one can’t be denied. Although wild and amazing can be considered a bit subjective by many; it’s not every day that you get to a delicatessen and get served a plateful of delicacy, coupled with a devastating portion of God-knows-what that will leave your tummy bellowing for days. SA has seen a fair share of beautiful and gloomy days this far, and surely this is not the end of it.

Anyway, enough of that. I’m sure you have bigger things to worry about. Like those around the Muizenberg, Tokai and Hout Bay areas. As the fire rages past your houses, and properties, you are surely concerned about your safety and the safety of your loved ones. It is around such trying times that people need to come together in one as a collective to help and assist each other wherever they can. Yet you can’t wait to hear the political goons coming out to engage in their unending mudslinging escapades. You know how many of them can’t wait to turn this into an ‘Oh, it’s because of him/her’. But yet again, people who cause such fires should surely be brought to justice. Peoples’ livelihoods are at stake and you know it will take some time to recover from this expansive damage.

But again, now that the SONA 2015 is behind you, and all the action, adrenaline-pumping theatricality that became the matter of the day at Parliament will be a thing of the past (hopefully for now), one gets to wonder what next? At least now it is apparent that no one owes anyone any money or is going to be paying anyone any money anytime soon for that matter. It’s priceless!

Now you are probably slouching into the month of March; eyes half open and your head tossed back a little, feeling the squeeze of the back of your chair as it eats into your lower back. You can’t help it. After some time the action becomes a bit monotonous and you start yearning for something better. Look over there in the Red Corner, maybe there is something new. Oh, it’s the usual squabbling that you are now accustomed to. It never ends. It used to be amusing and entertaining at some point, but now it’s just like one of those SABC 1 drama/documentary episodes; just filling in the 7-8pm slot before the main event; Generations The Legacy. You can be forgiven for channel-hopping at this time, or you can skip the whole thing all together.

Yes, the stage had been set and many came out victorious through the whole thing. Do you have your cell phone signal yet? Hopefully you have it back by now. Yet again you will never know WHO DID IT, will you? But at least you now know no one is a ‘cockroach’. You got the heads-up through a ‘well-planned and tactically executed’ apology that came after a ‘long and hard’ reflection to finally come to the realisation that in fact, “he is really not a cockroach”. You will never get this anywhere else for a better deal, best believe that!

Hey, don’t fall asleep as of yet; lest you miss out on the defining climax that is about to unveil itself. You are all waiting for the break, trust me. Well, the first break obviously, best known to the business minded and those in ‘those places’ as the First Quarter. This one has many highlights. Who would forget all the action in the blue corner? Looks a bit too quiet at the moment. Maybe you can always check up on them later on. Surely there are hotter issues at hand right now happening around the Peninsula.

After some time, at a very crucial point, you will realise you have been sitting in one long lecture that had a lot of ups and downs. Classes come in different shapes and sizes. You are there, right at the back of it all, watching as it guardedly unfolds. You have a view of every other side, every other part of this establishment that will be part of your life for a very long time. You can never understand everyone who is here. Yet, in the same vein, they might never understand you. They are all part of the bigger piece of the South African pie… No wait, did the lecturer just use his middle finger to fix his glasses again? ‘Cut-dammit’!

Oh! Look, its 10:45am. See you in a bit…

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